Simon Barker is Principal Lecturer in English at the University of Gloucestershire. His research and teaching interests lie in the cultural history of the Tudor and early-Stuart periods with an emphasis on drama.
Hilary Hinds is Lecturer in English at the University of Lancaster. Her research and teaching focus principally on seventeenth-century literature, in particular on women's writing from the radical sects.
Acknowledgements. Guide to the Anthology. Introduction. Further Reading. Chronology of English Culture and Society 1558 to 1642. The Plays: Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy (1585); Anon., Arden of Faversham (1592); Christopher Marlowe, Edward II (1593); Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed With Kindness (1603); Elizabeth Cary, The Tradegy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry (1604); Ben Jonson, The Masque of Blackness (1605); Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1607); Ben Jonson, Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, The Roaring Girl (1611); Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, The Changeling (1622); John Ford, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (1633).